The Kitchen Garden

The Kitchen Garden
17 York Road, Kings Heath, Birmingham, West Midlands, B14 7SA
  • Telephone 0121 443 4725
  • Opening times Mon–Sat 9am–4pm; Sun 10am–3pm.
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Kitchen Garden

The Kitchen Garden Café is a tranquil oasis in the heart of Kings Heath’s busy shopping centre, combining a garden shop, café, deli and meeting room surrounding an old blue brick courtyard.

At the licensed Café you’ll find a variety of delicious and wholesome things to eat, all freshly made right here, including an A la Carte Menu on Thursday to Saturday evenings and Sunday lunch. We have a separate children’s menu and small play area.

We try to use the best seasonal, local and fairly-traded produce, including organics where we can, to ensure that the cooking retains all the real flavour of good food.

There’s also a Deli where you can purchase organic, fair-trade and locally sourced food to take home, including organic wines, beers & spirits, plus jams and preserves made in our own kitchen.

You can hire our meeting room or even the whole café for your meetings, celebrations and events. We can supply hot and cold buffets to suit a range of budgets.

We also host live music, comedy and poetry including regular events such as Laughing Cows (all female comedy nights), The Retort Cabaret Show (an eclectic mix of music, comedy, poetry and alternative cabaret). Storytelling Café (bringing storytelling back to adult audiences) and Poetry Bites.

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Amythyst Kiah

A professed Southern Gothic, alt-country blues singer/songwriter based in Johnson City, TN, Amythyst Kiah's commanding stage presence is only matched by her raw and powerful vocalsa deeply moving, hypnotic sound that stirs echoes of a distant and restless past. Accoutred interchangeably with banjo, acoustic guitar, or a…

Sun 23 Jul

£11 / 0121 443 4725

Annie Keating Trio And Danielle Cawdell

New-York based singer/songwriter Annie Keating creates beautifully crafted songs combined with musical hooks and punches knock the listener in the chest, with refreshing honesty, grit and timelessness. Keating's voice is not flashy, nor perhaps conventionally pretty, it has more of a mysterious, rough-hewn beauty that…

Ari Eisinger

Ari Eisinger (Philadelphia, USA) is a world-renowned performer of 1920s and 1930s country blues and ragtime guitar. He has shared the bill with Taj Mahal, Dave Van Ronk and Doc Watson and his tuition DVDs on the playing of Blind Blake, Blind Boy Fuller and Blind Lemon Jefferson - for Stefan Grossman's Guitar Workshop…

Wed 4 Oct

£13.20 / 0121 443 4725

Blue Rose Code

Celtic ballads from Edinburgh born singer-songwriter Ross Wilson.

Sun 12 Nov

£13.20 / 0121 443 4725

Bonfire Radicals

The Bonfire Radicals have been marvellously described as a Medieval plough-girls' lunch of Chaucerian troubadours meets Captain Beefheart; strings, myriad recorders and clarinet raga-beats to a 'Balkan Divorce Dance' breakdown, () a delightful conundrum 'n bass pizzicato jiggery-poguery. (John Kennedy). They're an…

Mon 8 May

£8.80 / 0121 443 4725

Boo Hewerdine Band

After numerous outstanding solo performances, here's a rare opportunity to catch Boo Hewerdine with his full band at the Kitchen Garden. Born in North London. Boo is described as "one of Britain's most consistently accomplished songwriters". Since disbanding his much loved English rock band The Bible in 1994, Hewerdine…

Thu 11 May

£16.50 / 0121 443 4725

Bournville Graduates - From Major To Minor

This talented A Cappella Chamber Choir from south Birmingham returns once again to entertain you with their eclectic mix of songs……….from Medieval traditional, to beautiful classical songs, through to arrangements of jazz classics and modern popular songs. Composers include Gibbons, Brahms, Cole Porter, Ian Assersohn, Bob…

Carrie Elkin

Carrie Elkin is one of those rare artists with a tidal wave singing voice, and a stage whisper writing voice that brings you to the edge of your seat, emotionally. Like Patty Griffin or Brandi Carlile, she straddles the Americana, Folk, and Indie Rock worlds, where meaningful songs meet the fierce-yet- fragile voices of…

Tue 6 Jun

£13.20 / 0121 443 4725

Catastrophe Club

Catastrophe Club brings some of the regions finest talents to the Kitchen Garden. On the bill in May we have The Lost Notes, Huw Costin and John Thompson from Torn Sail, Jayne Powell, Strange Candy and comedy from Claire Challoner.

Sun 11 Jun

£9.90 / 0121 443 4725

The Danberrys

One of the hottest acts to emerge from the gutsier underbelly of Nashville's music scene, the soulful pairing of Ben DeBerry and Dorothy Daniel have built a huge fan base on both sides of the Atlantic. On tour, here for the first time, in trio format with renowned bass player Geoff Henderson, they are one of the main acts…

Tue 4 Jul

£11 / 0121 443 4725

David Campbell

David Campbell is the only member of Birmingham's (and Aberdeen's) most celebrated singing family still active on the folk scene. His grandparents were traditional singers from the ballad-rich north-east of Scotland. His father was prominent and influential in the folksong revival of the '60s, and a prolific writer of…

Tue 30 May

£8.80 / 0121 443 4725

David Rovics Punk Baroque World Tour

The last time David Rovics had a real job was when he was a part-time barista at a Starbucks in 1995. After having too many thoughts about killing all the white men in suits who never tipped that entered his workplace (which were most of the clientele), he quit that job quick. Since then he has been subsisting as a…

Gurdan Thomas

Gurdan Thomas, feel good, danceable, and also stationary-listenable music with a deceiving simplicity that on first hearing camouflages it's complexity and unusual song writing in a genre that is all their own. This 5-piece likeable yet chaotic band performs songs woven around quirky texts and subjects, arrangements…

Wed 19 Jul

£11 / 0121 443 4725

Hannah Aldridge

Hannah Aldridge is the daughter of Alabama Music Hall of Famer Walt Aldridge, who is one of the most prolific songwriters of the modern musical era. Twice named by Billboard magazine as one of the Top Country Songwriters of the year, ASCAP Songwriter of the Year, and countless Number One and Top Ten hits recorded by the…

Sun 16 Jul

Harpers Ferry And Johnny Coppin

Harpers Ferry are five rugged individuals who have been making waves in the folk rock and Americana scene since they first joined forces four years ago. Their music and lyrics are fiercely modern whilst still paying homage to greats of the 60s/70s that inspired them. Regularly featured on the radio, including Baylen…

Sun 30 Apr


Unamplified monthly performance arts space, open to musicians, poets, storytellers, visual artists and their audience.

Mon 1 May

£5.50 / 0121 443 4725

Hymn For Her

Hymn for Her have been busy touring across the country and abroad over the past few years, injecting juiced-up backwoods country blues with a dose of desert rock psychedelia that has been described as Hell's Angels meets the Amish, and Hillbillies with electronics opening Pandora's Box This past spring and summer (2016)…

Thu 13 Jul

£11 / 0121 443 4725

Jack Lukeman

Jack Lukeman is one of Ireland's most respected and best loved perfumers described as A mixture of all the great voices of the 20th Century The Guardian at home Jack is a multi-platinum selling award winning, singer songwriter. Internationally Jack has performed at the Lincoln Centre, Glastonbury and most recently at the…

Thu 29 Jun

£13.20 / 0121 443 4725

James Hickman And Dan Cassidy

With soaring vocals, driving guitar and virtuoso fiddling this duo create a sound that flows from the connection between British and American folk. The lively English wit of Hickman is set against Cassidy's bone-dry irony and American drawl as they take their audiences on a transatlantic journey bursting with humour…

Tue 20 Jun

John Doyle

We welcome back Irish guitar wizard John Doyle, Name many of the most notable recordings and/or performers in Irish music and it's a fair bet that John Doyle had something to do with them. Liz Carroll, Eileen Ivers, Karan Casey, Solas, Michael Black, Mary Black, the trio of McCusker, McGoldrick and Doyle; and now Usher's…

Tue 16 May

£11 / 0121 443 4725

Jonathon Byrd

Jonathon Byrd is one of the top 50 songwriters of the last 50 years (Chicago Tribune). He grew up singing in the Southern Baptist church, where his father preached and his mother played piano. After four years in the Navy, he returned to home to play in rock bands. It was at an old-time fiddle festival in the mountains of…

Tue 13 Jun

£13.20 / 0121 443 4725

The Kennedys

Pete and Maura Kennedy first toured the UK as members of Nanci Griffith's Blue Moon Orchestra, during Nanci's "Other Voices, Other Rooms" period. Their work onstage and in the studio with Ms. Griffith led to daily interaction with Americana legends including Steve Earle, Guy Clark, Emmylou Harris and John Prine. By the…

Sun 14 May

£11 / 0121 443 4725

Kyshona Armstrong

Kyshona Armstrong, after a successful sold out tour earlier this year with Sarah Darling and Jenn Bostic as part of Nashville In the Round, return to the UK for her first UK solo headline tour. Originally from Athens, Georgia, Kyshona has been resident in Nashville since 2014. Her song writing skills and powerful…

Wed 7 Jun

The Little Unsaid

Recent winners of the Steve Reid InNOVAtion Award for boundary-pushing new music creators, The Little Unsaid have spent the last year travelling the UK and Europe, leaving audiences emotionally rapt with a live show that's been described as 'a thumping depth of passion, recalling the intensity and melancholic overtones of…

Wed 24 May

£8.80 / 0121 443 4725

Madison Violet

Madison Violet are an award winning, multi-instrumentalist duo from Toronto, Canada. Brenley MacEachern and Lisa MacIsaac have recently released The Knight Sessions their new album that returns to their much loved rootsy/Americana sound. The depth of their songs and their personal delivery win over crowds from North…

Thu 18 May

£16.50 / 0121 443 4725

The Man Upstairs

In the mid eighties, when Birmingham was dancing to the beat of rock and reggae, a band emerged that was described by BRMB as 'totally unique': The Man Upstairs. Their fusion of jazz, indie pop, harmony vocals and poignant lyrics proved to be a refreshing change to audiences and led to single releases 'Sad in my Heart…

Sun 28 May

Marrakesh Express

The Marrakesh Express are John Butler, Rick Wilson, and Adam Ellis. Together these three great voices deliver a note perfect performance of some of the finest harmony singing in all music. Telling the story of the formation of this super-group and including songs from The Hollies, The Byrds and Buffalo Springfield, the…

Tue 9 May

Martin Stephenson (the Daintees)

For the first time, we welcome the lead singer & songwriter of The Daintees to The Kitchen Garden Café for a solo show, playing songs from throughout his Daintees & solo career. Martin is an outstanding singer and songwriter, whose career in music now stretches back over thirty years of critical acclaim and…

Tue 11 Jul

Michael Chapman

2016 marked Michael Chapman's 75th birthday and 50 years since he went on the road professionally. Michael Chapman first became known on the London and Cornish folk circuits in 1966. Playing a blend of atmospheric and autobiographical material he established a reputation for intensity and innovation. Signed to EMI's…

Mon 7 Aug

£13.20 / 0121 443 4725

Michael Weston King - 'my Back Pages'

A rare hometown show for the man UnCut described as our very own Rodney Crowell". Taking a short break from My Darling Clementine, November '16 found MWK on a 22 date European solo tour and saw the accompanying release of "Handpicked" - a career retrospective featuring 13 songs from 13 different albums. Tonight's show…

Mick Thomas With Squeezebox Wally

"Acclaimed Australian singer songwriter Mick Thomas, leader of Weddings, Parties, Anything & the Sure Thing, makes a welcome return to KGC together with fellow WPA cohort Mark 'Squeezebox Wally' Wallace on accordion. Playing songs from Mick's new retrospective book 'These Are The Days' & companion album 'These Are…

Sun 19 Nov

My Comedy

June's show features Bethany Black (Something quite special and unique - Time Out), who besides appearing in BBC's Dr Who and Channel 4's Cucumber, is also a damn fine comedian. Resident MC, Maureen Younger ("one of the best MCs in the country - Jo Enright) will be hosting the evening as usual.

Wed 14 Jun

£11 / 0121 443 4725

Nashville In The Round

An evening in the style of Nashville's famous Bluebird Cafe as country music singers Sarah Darling, Jenn Bostic and Kyshona Armstrong, each a respected recording artist in her own right, perform songs in the round from the music city.

Mon 22 May

Robin Nolan Trio

Englishman Robin Nolan is now one of the world's foremost exponents of gypsy jazz, his fledgling career having received a great boost when former Beatle George Harrison and his clan took him under their wing. The Trio features virtuoso guitarist Chris Quinn and Dutch gypsy jazz bassist Arnoud Van Den Berg.

Mon 15 May

Simply Dylan

No frills, no gimmicks, no pretence Simply Dylan is John O'Connell's personal exploration and celebration of the rich and diverse work of Bob Dylan. John O'Connell, a rare talent who has had his name indelibly written in to the tapestry of Liverpool's music scene, has collaborated with other highly reputable musicians…

Sun 25 Jun

£15.40 / 0121 443 4725

Son Of Town Hall

If Simon and Garfunkel were cast upon the open waters with just a guitar and a barrel of cheap rum, the result would be something like the magic of Son of Town Hall. Introducing Son of Town Hall, the waterborne duo who penned their songs whilst aboard a raft navigating the Atlantic. They'll bring you back in time with…

Wed 28 Jun

Storytelling Cafe

Stories and songs to welcome the stranger - How do we treat people who have escaped from torn lands and what is our response to these places of violence? Exploring these issues through music, story and song featuring guest artist's musician Layla Tutt and yarn spinner apocalyptic musician David Benjamin Blower - yarn…

Wed 21 Jun

£7.70 / 0121 443 4725

Those Pretty Wrongs (duo) - Jody Stephens (big Star) And Luther Russell, (usa)

Those Pretty Wrongs are Jody Stephens (Big Star) and Luther Russell, two old friends and veterans of the music scene in different ways. Jody was the drummer for the legendary band Big Star and now helps run equally legendary Ardent Studios in Memphis. Luther Russell was the leader of seminal roots-rock band The…


Threaded are releasing their second album, Fair Winds and Following Seas, and would love you to join them for their launch tour! With the unique instrumental line up of clarinet, violin and guitar, Threaded creates a distinctive sound like you've never heard before. With a classically trained background and influence from…

Wed 26 Jul

£8.80 / 0121 443 4725

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